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Global shares retain gains, Aussie felled by rates and coal woes

Reuters News - 13 hours 32 min ago
Signs the United States and China were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war kept world shares near a four-month high on Thursday, though it could not prevent a favorite Chinese proxy, the Aussie dollar, hitting the skids.
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U.S. business spending on equipment weakening

Reuters News - 13 hours 34 min ago
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December amid declining demand for machinery and primary metals, pointing to a further slowdown in business spending on equipment that could crimp economic growth.
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Wall St. set to open lower after economic data

Reuters News - 13 hours 49 min ago
U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after disappointing economic data, while investors tracked U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that the two countries were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war.
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World's biggest bee found alive

BBC News - 13 hours 53 min ago
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.
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Nike shares slip after college basketball star's sneaker rips

Reuters News - 14 hours 10 min ago
Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina.
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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall, but trend weakening

Reuters News - 14 hours 24 min ago
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the four-week moving average rose to a more than one-year high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down.
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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

Reuters News - 14 hours 27 min ago
The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming.
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Risk of no-deal Brexit has risen: EU's Timmermans

Reuters News - 14 hours 28 min ago
The risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union on March 29 without a deal to ease Brexit has increased this month, the deputy head of the European Commission said on Thursday.
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Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police

Reuters News - 14 hours 36 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said.
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Corbyn says his talks with EU's Barnier 'useful'

Reuters News - 14 hours 38 min ago
Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday he had "useful and informative" talks with the EU's Brexit negotiator in Brussels and said he was ready to meet the British Prime Minister Theresa May again.
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UK's Hammond sees 'opportunity' for Brexit vote next week

Reuters News - 14 hours 56 min ago
British lawmakers could be given a vote on a revised Brexit deal as soon as next week as negotiators in Brussels scramble to clinch last-minute changes to a divorce accord that would avoid a potentially disorderly exit from the European Union.
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Basketball shoe malfunction puts Nike in the spotlight

Reuters News - 15 hours 21 min ago
Nike's shares were set to come under pressure on Thursday after emerging basketball star Zion Williamson was injured when his Nike sneaker split during a game.
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Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomats

Reuters News - 15 hours 25 min ago
The European Union and Britain are moving towards a separate legal statement in which the bloc would again stress the temporary nature of the so-called Brexit backstop for the Irish border, diplomats in Brussels said.
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Danske bolsters board as U.S. expands money laundering investigation

Reuters News - 15 hours 38 min ago
The money laundering scandal at Danske Bank deepened on Thursday when the Danish lender said it had received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Canadian auto union faces Catch-22 in General Motors fight

Reuters News - 15 hours 52 min ago
Jerry Dias, the leader of Canada's auto union, is unsparing in his rhetorical attacks on General Motors Co's decision to close its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant and lay off thousands of union workers by year-end.
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Brexit defections reveal frayed fabric of UK politics

Reuters News - 15 hours 56 min ago
Brexit has torn the fabric of Britain's political system, say a group of 11 lawmakers behind a dramatic series of defections that have sent shockwaves through one of the world's oldest and most stable parliaments.
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Where Libya's revolution began, many now yearn for a strong hand

Reuters News - 15 hours 58 min ago
Sitting in his cafe near the spot where the protests against Muammar Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years ago, Miftah Atluba is not sorry the dictator has gone.
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Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago: police spokesman

Reuters News - 15 hours 59 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Thursday on Twitter.
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British parliament could vote on Brexit deal next week: Hammond

Reuters News - 16 hours 20 min ago
British lawmakers could be given a vote on a revised Brexit deal as soon as next week as negotiators in Brussels scramble to clinch last-minute changes to a divorce accord that would avoid a potentially disorderly exit from the European Union.
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UK government source: It does not feel like we will have a Brexit deal by next week

Reuters News - 16 hours 21 min ago
It does not feel like Britain will have secured the changes it needs to its exit deal with Brussels by next week, a British government source said on Thursday.
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